Responsible for the content: Gabriele Stieghorst

Contact: stieghorst@gabriele-stieghorst.com

Disclaimer: Despite careful checking of content, we take no liability for the content of external links. Exclusive responsibility lies with the operators of any linked sites. Liability disclaimer

1. Content of the website. The author takes no responsibility for the topicality, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. Other than in the event of wilful intent or gross negligence on the part of the author, claims against the author for material or non-material damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of inaccurate or incomplete information are expressly excluded. All offers are non-binding and subject to alteration. The author reserves the right to alter, supplement or delete the website either in part or in full without prior announcement and to temporarily suspend or definitively close the website.

2. Direct or indirect links to third-party websites that lie outside the author’s sphere of responsibility will only give rise to liability where the author is aware of the content and where it would be both reasonable and technically possible for the author to prevent use in the event of illegal content. The author therefore expressly declares that at the time of creating the links, the corresponding linked sites were free of illegal content. The author has no influence over the current or future design, form or content of the linked sites. The author therefore expressly dissociates herself from all content of any of the linked sites which may have been changed after the links were created. This applies to all links created on the author’s own website as well as to all third-party contributions to guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. With regard to inaccurate or incomplete content and, above all, any damage resulting from the use or non-use of information provided by such means, the provider of the site that has been linked to shall alone be liable and not the provider of the site hosting the link to the publication in question.

3. Copyright and law on trademarks and related signs. The author strives to respect copyright with respect to all graphics, audio files, video sequences and text used on the site or to use graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts which she has created herself or are licence/royalty-free. All brand marks and trademarks mentioned on the site and where applicable protected by third-party rights are subject without restriction to the provisions of the law on trademarks and related signs in force at any given time and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The fact that a brand or trademark is mentioned should not be taken as evidence that it is not protected under third-party rights. The copyright for published items created by the author remains exclusively with the author of the web pages. Any such graphics, sound files, video sequences or texts may not be reproduced or used in other electronic or printed publications without the express agreement of the author.

4. Effectiveness in law of this liability disclaimer. This liability disclaimer is deemed to form part of the website containing the link to this page. In the event of sections of this text or individual formulations used within it failing to conform to the applicable law, or no longer or only incompletely conforming to it, the content and validity of the remaining parts of the document shall be unaffected.

Visitor analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 
Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
For more information about tools and data, see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB (browser plug-in) or under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html (general information about Google Analytics and Privacy). 
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).